“It went great, and every single person loved it,” Wolf deadpanned last night on Late Night. “Across the board everyone loved it – even Sarah Huckabee Sanders called me, and she was like, ‘I loved it so much! I got every joke’.”
Meyers found that interesting, given that Sanders, who was filling in for boycotting President Donald Trump on the dais, seemed not to enjoy, or get, some of Wolf’s material.
“Well, you know, you give the best information you have at the time,” Wolf explained, stealing material from Sanders. The White House press secretary used that line several times recently at one of her briefings when asked why her version of what Trump did not know (and when) about porn star Stormy Daniels, differed so much from what Trump’s new personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani had told Sean Hannity on Fox News the previous night.
Meyers showed viewers a C-SPAN tweet announcing that its YouTube video of Wolf’s performance had, in just three days, become its most watched WHCD video ever, clocking 4.4 million viewers. Wolf’s video deposed the cable outlet’s video of Meyers’ 2011 performance at the annual roast, which had logged 4.3 million viewers over seven years.
Wolf told Meyers’ viewers that, heading to a party after speaking at the dinner, she was greeted by her writers chanting “Lock Her Up!”